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Healthcare Team

Doctor J. Kevin Morris, DVM
Veterinarian

Doctor Morris graduated from the University of Missouri in 1989. He practiced in Henderson, Nevada before moving to Michigan in 1992. He now resides in Lapeer County, but loves the Lake Orion community where he has worked for over twenty years. He loves the outdoors, and enjoys sea kayaking in the Great Lakes whenever he gets the chance. He and Melanie have been married for 30 years, and have four adult kids. They have an Australian Shepherd named Ben; and cats Gracie and Ebony.

Melanie Morris
Hospital Manager, Veterinary Technician

Melanie graduated from Northeast Missouri State University and was licensed in Missouri and Nevada before moving to Michigan in 1992. She and Dr. Morris married in 1985, just before he entered veterinary school. She loves raising dairy goats and chickens, knitting, and spinning.


Michelle J.
Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Lake Orion Veterinary Hospital’s Lead Technician earned her certificate in veterinary technology from Michigan State University veterinary technology 1987. Michelle has worked as a licensed veterinary technician for thirty years. She lives in Dryden with husband, three dogs (Kayla, Snoopy, and Emma), and two cats (Gene and Vinnie.) She oversees many vital hospital functions. She strives every day to treat patients how she would like her own pets treated. She attends continuing education classes regularly to stay current on new techniques and procedures. She has been a full-time family member since 2015, but has worked part time at LOVH for over ten years.

Jen
Veterinary Assistant

Jen has been a team member at LOVH since 2005. Jen is passionate about medicine and surgery—she’s currently finishing her associate’s degree and is working to become a physician’s assistant. She homeschools her five children and operates a photography business. She has too many animals to name, but among them are some very special Irish Wolfhounds, horses, a cow, and chickens.

Terri
Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Terri has been a licensed veterinary technician (LVT) since 2001 when she earned her degree from Macomb Community College. She has worked in veterinary medicine since 1992. She is currently completing her Bachelors of Science in business health at U of M. She lives in Oxford and has two dogs: Madison and Charlie. She loves traveling, horseback riding, and outdoor summer activities. Terri volunteers as a chairwoman for the Michigan Congenital Heart Walk and will soon be an ambassador for the Adult Congenital Heart Association. She loves speaking at hospital heart events! Terri enjoys her position as an LVT and has been a member of the LOVH family for two years.

Liz
Client Service Representative

Liz joined the LOVH family in 2016 after a year abroad in Finland and has quickly bonded with our many loyal patients. She has a dachshund puppy and a fish, Gerald. She is best friends with Mr. Lilly, one of the clinic’s resident cats. She loves cuddling the new puppies and kittens she gets to meet at work!

Heather
Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Heather joined the LOVH team as an LVT in 2016. She has over ten years of veterinary technician experience, and we are so proud to have her on our team! She’s interested in nutrition & pain management as well as Fear Free handling techniques. Heather enjoys performing dental procedures and helping owners take the best possible care of their pets. When she’s not a work, you might find her enjoying the outdoors, exploring photography, exercising and reading. She loves spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Jacie
Certified Veterinary Assistant

Michelle C.
Veterinary Assistant